More Political Appointees Named, Including WH Advisor for Labor and Workers
In the last several days, the White House and Department of Labor (DOL) have announced several additional political appointees who will have a role in regulating the workplace. Perhaps most prominently, President Biden has named Prontia Gupta to serve on the White House Domestic Policy Counsel as special assistant for labor and workers. Ms. Gupta served in DOL's Women's Bureau during the Obama Administration. Since then she has served as director of job quality for the Center for Law and Social Policy, a left-leaning think tank.
Other recent announcements include Dariely Rodriguez who is now chief of staff at DOL's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and Elena Goldstein who is the new deputy solicitor of labor. Ms. Rodriguez recently served as director of the economic justice project of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Ms. Goldstein was the former acting chief of the civil rights bureau in the New York Attorney General's office.